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Different Kinds of Decoupage Papers

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Different Kinds of Decoupage Papers

We get asked all the time about the difference between the decoupage papers and what they should be used for, so we thought we'd jump on here to give a quick overview of them. Napkins Napkins are great for decoupaging smaller décor items and larger pieces of furniture. Use them as a solid pattern, or tear them to create your own design.  They are the most delicate type of paper and are the most likely to tear and crinkle. However, they give a beautiful traditional decoupage finish. Rice Papers Rice papers are stronger than the napkins and have been designed...

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Decoupage with Napkins

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Decoupage with Napkins

For this weeks online training, we demonstrated how to use a napkin for decoupage. Napkins give a beautiful and traditional decoupage finish. They work well on flat surfaces and because they're so thin, they are also great on curved surfaces like our ceramic hearts, do expect some texture and wrinkles though. Note that this might not be the right technique for those who are perfectionists!  Shop our decorated and plain ceramic hearts and tiles here. Preparation: Prepare your napkins by removing the back layer or two of tissue. You want the napkin to be one-ply of tissue that has the...

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Decoupage Basics Part 3: Blending & Finishing

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Decoupage Basics Part 3: Blending & Finishing

In the last of our Decoupage Basics series, we talk all about how to finish off your papers and how to use paint to blend your decoupage papers to create one cohesive image. In part one of our Decoupage Basics series we discussed different papers and how to prepare both your papers and your surface. In part two we went on to discuss different glue mediums and how to apply them. How To Finish Your Decoupage Paper 1 - Once you have glued your paper you will need to add another layer or two of your medium to seal it. You...

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Decoupage Basics Part 2: Glue

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Decoupage Basics Part 2: Glue

Following on from last weeks Decoupage Basics Part 1 blog post where we talked all about different papers and preparation. This week, in Decoupage Basics Part 2, we're talking all about different glues and how to apply them. Types of Decoupage Mediums (aka different glues we use): PVA Glue - PVA is a great all-round glue that most of us have in our homes. It also makes a great decoupage medium for all of the different papers. We do recommend sealing with a top coat of lacquer when using PVA on surfaces that may wear, to ensure that the finish...

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Decoupage Basics: Part 1 Preparation

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Decoupage Basics: Part 1 Preparation

I don't think it would be a surprise to anyone to say that we love decoupage! So we thought we'd share some of our tips and tricks over the next few weeks both on Facebook as Live's and on here. To start we're talking about preparation and the different types of papers that we use and sell. We've also added our full Facebook Live video for you to watch below. Types of Decoupage Papers Napkins - Napkins are great for smaller projects or when you want to create your own designs. Start by removing the back layers, usually one or...

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